Dublin 1916

Towards 2016

The aim of the Towards 2016 project was to survey University College Dublin’s holdings of material relating to the 1916 Rising and to digitise a selection of this material in order to make it available on the IVRLA. The material which has been selected is of considerable historical and cultural significance and provides an insight into disseminated interpretations of the Rising in the years immediately after it and later. This project also provides indexes detailing UCD’s holdings of this type of material which will be of use to scholars, researchers, members of the public and those involved in future digitisation projects.

UCD Digital Library

As part of the ‘From Rising to Recession: Ireland’s First 100 Years and the Irish Virtual Research Library & Archive‘ event, which was held in the UCD Humanities Institute in 2010, Professor Mary Daly (UCD School of History and Archives) gave this¬†lecture on some of the fascinating 1916 material digitised as part of the Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive (IVRLA)*.

University College Dublin holds a significant amount of 1916 ephemera and much of this material is now available to view via the UCD Digital Library in its Towards 2016 collection.

*Note – the IVRLA now forms part of the UCD Digital Library.

Image: Fourteen photographs of the aftermath of the Rising by an unknown photographer (1916). From Towards 2016 collection © University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Dublin. UCD Archives: P80/PH(1)-(14).